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Revealing the self: expression in poetry

Does art connect us?


Saturday 16 February 2019
2 — 3.15pm

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Bridget Minamore

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As part of our day of events on ‘Does art connect us?’, join us for poetry readings and talks with contemporary poets, Bridget Minamore and Emily Berry, as we look at poetry and the spoken word as a form of connection.

Experience intimate performances by spoken-word artists and poets as we explore just how powerful the spoken word can be for expression of individuality and the transcendence of belief.

In addition to special readings of their works, participating poets will offer insight into how they believe the spoken word can act as a platform for expressing their views and opinions, whether that be religion, spirituality, personal issues or global current affairs, and ultimately allow them to connect with others.

Participating poets in include Bridget Minamore and Emily Berry.

Emily Berry is the author of two books of poems, Dear Boy (Faber & Faber, 2013) and Stranger, Baby (Faber & Faber, 2017). She is editor of The Poetry Review and a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Bridget Minamore is a writer, poet, critic and journalist. She was shortlisted to be London’s first Young Poet Laureate, has been commissioned by Historic England and Tate Modern, and is part of the creative team behind Brainchild Festival. Bridget teaches poetry and drama workshops around the country, has read her work internationally, and regularly speaks on panels and at events about everything from politics to pop culture. She has been chosen as one of The Hospital Club’s Emerging Creatives, as well as one of Speaking Volumes’ 40 Stars of Black British Literature. Titanic (Out-Spoken Press), her debut pamphlet of poems on modern love and loss, was published in May 2016. 

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Saturday 16 February 2019

2 — 3.15pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£15, £9